Maxi dresses, are such a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. Flowy effortless style which can be worn on hot summer days to layered for a cold winter’s day. There are many different types of maxi dresses to choose from when shopping. Cut, print and fabric selection can leave you confused about which is the right one to wear. We have broken down a few tips to help you choose the perfect maxi dress.

1. Find the right dress for your body shape -

Every woman’s body is different and the correct cut and shape of the boho dresses online will flatter any woman’s shape. We recommend considering the following;

  • For an hourglass shape a strapless column maxi dress
  • Highlight your curves with a thin strapped maxi that falls in an A line shape.
  • Consider a classy cap-sleeve maxi, and or waistline clinching if you are big busted this petite detailing at the sleeve and mid section can draw attention away from the bust
  • For an athletic body a belted maxi that hugs your figure creates a long, slim silhouette
  • For small busted women diving necklines, open backs and ruching to boost your bust

2. Consider colour and print - 

As with body shape, colour, print and fabric affect how you pull off a boho maxi dress. Consider the following details when purchasing

  • If you are small wear simple small prints or block colour
  • Try bold prints and larger florals if you are curvier. Sold dark colours are also flattering
  • Consider your skin tone when selecting a colour and prints. Stick with colours you know work with your skin tone.

3. Find the right length -

Maxi dresses in Australia can come in many different lengths from floor skimming to ankle skimming. Getting the length right can avoid you from tripping and falling.

  • Aim to have the dress touch or land just above your toes
  • Make sure especially if you are tall the dress lands to at least the ankle
  • If you have shopped online and find the dress too long, and you absolutely love the print and cut of the dress. We recommend tying a knot in bottom side of the dress. Or placing it in the dryer wet to shrink the rayon.

4. Get the most out of your Maxi -

By creating a bunch of different looks

  • Layer with a denim jacket, vest or knit in the cooler seasons
  • Throw a t-shirt over the top and knot at the mid section to create the look of a maxi and tee combo
  • For a day at the beach throw on a Fedora / Raffia hat, flats for a simple boho put together look
  • For night, dress it up with lots of layered accessories and heels


JAASE Carmen


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